That Old Black MagicWords & Music by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer
Recorded by Glenn Miller*, 1943 (#1)
E7 A E7/6 A D9 A E7/6 A That old black magic has me in its spell, E7 A E7/6 A D9 E7 Fdim E7 That old black magic that you weave so well. E7 Fdim E7 D9 E7 Fdim E7 Those i - cy fin - gers up and down my spine, A6 Cdim E7/9 Cdim A6 Cdim E7/9 The same old witch - craft when your eyes meet mine. E7 A E7/6 A D9 A E7/6 A The same old tingle that I feel in - side, E7 A E7/6 A D9 E7 Fdim E7 And then that el - e - va - tor starts its ride. D9 Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 A9 Fdim F#m F#m7/E And down and down I go; round and round I go D9 Dm6 BbM7 Fdim A D9 A Like a leaf that's caught in the tide. Bridge: AM7 F#m F#m7/E G#7 I should stay away, but what can I do? C#7 F#7/6 I hear your name and I'm a - flame. D9 Dm6 A - flame with such a burning desire Bm7-5 Fdim E7 That only your kiss can put out the fire. (E7) A E7/6 A D9 E7 A E7/6 A For you're the lover I have wait - ed for, A7 Em7 A7 Em7 Gdim D6 A7 The mate that Fate had me cre - a - ted for. D9 D6 Dm6 And ev'ry time your lips meet mine, D9 Bm7-5 E7 Bm7-5 A9 Fdim F#m F#m7/E Darling, down and down I go; round and round I go D D6 Dm6 Bm7-5 In a spin, loving the spin I'm in D9 Bm7-5 Dm6 E7 A Under that old black magic called love.
*Fair's fair, so I'm crediting Glenn Miller here because he had a number one hit with it -- even though it's practically impossible for anyone who was alive in the middle third of the 20th century not to associate this song with the furiously up-tempo version by Louis Prima and Keely Smith (which, good as it was, just doesn't lend itself to duplication by a finger-style rhythm guitarist...nor indeed by any musician who hasn't ingested about 20 cups of coffee first.)